During a recent dive in Mucky Pirates Bay, I came across an upside-down jellyfish lying in the sand. I wasn’t sure whether it was alive or dead, so I gently prodded it with my muck stick. Imagine my surprise when it started running across the sand! What I didn’t realize was that there was a decorator crab underneath who had adorned this jellyfish like a hat to protect itself from predators. I found another one on a subsequent dive, so this must be fairly common. It’s clear what benefit the crab gets from this relationship…not sure if the jellyfish is too happy about the arrangement.
David & Lynne were out at Menjangan Island over the New Year and caught these great shots one the way
Thanks for the pics guys, we’ll see if we can find some more interesting stuff for you to photo next time you’re up our way.
Yet another photographically inclined member of our ever expanding Sea Rovers Brethren has left us some memories to post.